Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Smiths in:
 • LaFayette Cemetery
 • Lafayette
 • Chambers County
 • Alabama
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
John C. Smith
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 27, 1813
Upson County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1858
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

*************************************************
From and undated article in "The LaFayette Sun" newspaper:

Staunch Citizens Of The Early Days.
Continuing the series as carried in "The Sun" of 1883 by Citizen.

The year 1868 (This is a typographical error, the year should be 1858) was a sad one to many families in LaFayette and its vicinity. In that year James S. Mitchell, a merchant prince of the county, Reuben Mitchell, an Englishman and for many years a clerk in the Probate Office of Chambers County, Alabama, and G. W. Cole and several others whom I could mention, all passed over the invisible line into the world of "mighty realities". All these men were men beloved of all who knew them.
John C. Smith, also died in the same year. He had the enviable reputation of being an honest man - the noblest work of God. The writer of these articles knew him well and had learned to love him too, when the pale messenger came. Although he was descended from wealthy parents, he commenced life without assistance, and being a natural financier, had amassed considerable wealth while yet a young man. He was an incorruptible man in every sense of that word. Looking upon no man as his superior and regarding no honest man as his inferior, he fulfilled the apostolic law - in doing others whatsoever he wished others to do unto him.
No man who ever lived in the town of LaFayette ever commanded more sincere respect than did John C. Smith. He made no pretentions to hypocritical professions of personal merit, but it was the universal verdict of the county that he would "speak the truth and pay his debts" as he lived a fearless life among men, so without a dread, and with all his senses and activity, he passed from among men on earth into the great unknown. John C. Smith left, surviving him, several children, among them Mrs. Sue Finney, and Mrs. A. J. Driver, now living in LaFayette. They are worthy daughters of a worthy father...
*************************************************
1850 Chambers County, (Dist. 19) AL Census:

#H1573

John C. Smith 37M None R$900 (8-Slaves; 1 runaway) Born GA
Sarah A. Smith 25F Born GA
Susan E. Smith 6F Born AL
Mary A. Smith 5F Born AL
Frances C. Smith 3F Born AL
John C. Smith 3/12M Born AL
************************************************* 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Keeling Smith (1786 - 1873)
  Susan Whitfield Smith (1793 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah A. Reed McCraw (1825 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Sue E. Smith Finney (1844 - 1930)*
  S. J. Smith (1846 - 1846)*
  Mary Ann Smith Driver (1847 - ____)*
  Frances Louisa Smith Brooks (1848 - 1931)*
  James Whitfield Smith (1850 - 1943)*
  John Caraway Smith (1853 - 1854)*
  Florida P. Smith (1856 - 1858)*
  Thomas K. Smith (1858 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Whitfield Smith*
  John C. Smith (1813 - 1858)
  Matilda E Smith Keener (1819 - 1852)*
  Emaline Virginia Smith Bacon (1824 - 1870)*
  James Hamilton Smith (1827 - ____)*
  Susan E Smith Stamps (1832 - 1923)*
  Martha Achsah Smith Ferrell (1834 - 1859)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
LaFayette Cemetery
Lafayette
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74709039
John C. Smith
Added by: looking4RevABHarris'Parents
 
John C. Smith
Added by: looking4RevABHarris'Parents
 
John C. Smith
Added by: Churchwell
 
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Lanie
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service